Two TV comedians in one bill at LOL Comedy Club!

News 12 May 2023
Sally Anne Hayward

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With a super confident playful personality oozing charisma, Rudi Lickwood’s infectious charm has made him a desirable commodity. Using his sense of humour and razor-sharp material, Rudi has built an outstanding list of Radio and Television projects with his headline performances at esteemed venues across the UK. Recent television and media projects include; Get me the Producer (Ch4) and Funny Business (BBC2), plus a nationwide project with Mediatheme hosting the most comprehensive comedy entertainment system to date. Rudi is currently working the series ‘Lickwood’ with BAFTA award-winning writer Sharon Foster.

Working closely with the Combined Forces Entertainment (CSE), Rudi has toured in Afghanistan, Iraq and Bosnia, keeping the troops entertained all over the world. A charming character, Rudi is loved wherever he performs. Rudi has also presented awards and performed at high-profile events for companies such as American Express, British Telecom Heinz, Diageo and Coca-Cola.

“Irresistible…he’s going to be massive” The Guardian

“Observant engaging interactive comic whose routines roll out like warm custard over Spotted Dick” The Independent


  • Funny Business BBC2/BBC3
  • Get me the Producer CH4
  • Back in Business BBC2
  • Mega Mela Malai Comedy BBC1
  • 100 Greatest TV Treats CH4
  • The Last Word ITV
  • The Stand Up Show ITV1
  • Heart Of Harlesden BBC2
  • Banged Up Stand Up BBC3


  • Top Gear BBC1
  • National Lottery Jet Set BBC1
  • Goodness Gracious Me BBC2
  • Weakest Link BBC2
Rudi Lickwood

Sally-Anne Hayward combines the things you shouldn’t like about your best friend’s mum with the sensibilities of Jack the Ripper. An accomplished radio presenter with stage and TV acting credentials (‘Absolutely Fabulous’ BBC, ‘Why the Long Faces’ Square Donkey Productions, and TV warm-up for ‘Deal or No Deal’ Channel 4), Sally-Anne’s confident persona and quick wit have rapidly made her a much sought-after comedian. She’s a regular compere at Glastonbury Festival, and a keenly anticipated turn on the UK comedy circuit.

Sally-Anne is an award-winning comedian (Holsten Pils ‘Fans of Comedy’ award) and a sought after corporate performer (with clients including Orange and Alcatel).

She has proven her writing talents with numerous Edinburgh Fringe shows and can display a depth of material that marks out the best comic talent. She has performed all over the world and has provided tour support for Sarah Millican, Russell Howard and Russell Kane.

Chortle praised her “bubbly stream of comedy anecdotes” and “butter wouldn’t melt in her mouth” style. BBC London Live simply called her ‘fabulous’.

A journalist also, Sally-Anne has written for Standard Issue Magazine on a variety of subjects.

“Innate effusive likeability with straightforward but effective writing…. a primetime act”

“Small time country posh life versus young lady breaking into the stand-up circuit. Fabulous.” BBC

“Exceptionally funny” The Independent

Sally Anne Hayward

James Ellis was born and bred in Crawley. Yet somehow, he manages to remain upbeat. Writer for the Double Chortle Award winning “GOAT Comedy”, he is being marked out as one to watch.

“James Ellis is a triple threat, he’s really very bloody funny, has a great stage presence and has the best hair in the business” Angela Barnes

“A frightening amount of brilliant punchlines, delivered by a genuinely funny guy. I was laughing the whole time James was on and so was everyone else. Top stuff” Paul McCaffrey

James Ellis

Sunjai Arif quickly wins over audiences with his confidence and warm personality. He is an engaging comedy story teller and covers tales about his family, speeding tickets and extremist rodents.

Sunjai is a solid comedy act, oozes charm and will leave you grinning ear to ear. What really gets people talking is when Sunjai brings his more alternate comedy routines to the stage. Audiences lean forward with excitement and anticipation of what he’ll do next. Experience the sheer joy of seeing Sunjai share his memories of nostalgic pop culture in a way only he could imagine.


  • Winner “Bath Comedy Festival New Act 2017”
  • Runner up “South Coast Comedian of the Year 2016”
  • Finalist “Max Turner prize 2016”
  • Runner up for the 2018 Guide Awards: Best Comedian
  • Tour support for Tom Green: European Comedy Road Trip
Sunjai Arif

This line up comes to the Bournemouth Pavilion Ballroom on Saturday 27 May 2023. Click here to book your tickets.

All line ups are subject to change, but don’t worry, we’ll only replace them with someone just as funny!